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Do you welcome the darkness of your creativity?
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March 12, 2014, Leave a Comment

  “The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.” —Richard Wright, Native Son

How hard it is to destroy the characters you've created?

Writing Tip Wednesday: Let Go

March 5, 2014, Leave a Comment

“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”  —Ste ...

What influences your style?

Writing Tip Wednesday: Learn by Example

February 26, 2014, Leave a Comment

“A page of Addison or of Irving will teach more of style than a whole manual of rules, whilst a story of Poe’s will impress upon the mind a more [ ...

How realistic does your writing sound?

Writing Tip Wednesday: Get Real

February 19, 2014, Leave a Comment

Trying to achieve a realistic effect in your fiction? Take the advice of “Dickens of Detroit” author Elmore Leonard, whose short stories a ...

  • Are you trusting everyone else before yourself?
    Writing Tip Wednesday: Trust Yourself
    January 15, 2014, Leave a Comment

    Irony aside, it might be worth taking the advice of Warp and The Magicians author, Lev Grossman. Don’t take anyone’s writing advice too seriously.” – Lev Grossman Photo Credit